Biogen Inc. – What Are They All About?

November 23, 2020 Kira Domratchev In the News Tags: , , 0 Comments

In estate litigation, we often hear about Alzheimer’s and how it can affect the daily lives of so many Canadians. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for Alzheimer’s at this time, other than medication that can be taken to (hopefully) slow its effects and prolong one’s quality of life.

Interestingly, Biogen Inc. has been working on what has been labelled a “controversial” new drug called “Aducanumab”. The controversy is, first of all, the rather bumpy ride this new drug has had with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the regulatory approval that this treatment needs in order to be made available to consumers.

According to Biogen, if this drug receives regulatory approval, it will become the first treatment to slow decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The problem is that to date, it is not clear as to whether there is “substantial” evidence of effectiveness which is what is required in order to gain the coveted regulatory approval that allows the drug on the market.

A recent update is not positive for Biogen as an independent advisory committee to the FDA found that the clinical data does not show the drug to be effective for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

I am sure this is not the outcome desired by Biogen strictly from a financial perspective but it is certainly not a positive outcome for the many people affected by Alzheimer’s today.

Here is to hoping that if this treatment does not prove to be successful, that another one becomes available soon.

To learn more about recent updates on Biogen Inc. here is an article from November 10, 2020.

Thanks for reading!

Kira Domratchev

Find this blogs interesting? Please consider these other related posts:

An Eye Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Using Technology for Treatment

Predictive Prowess: Alzheimer’s and Artificial Intelligence

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
 

CONNECT WITH US

TRY HULL E-STATE PLANNER SOFTWARE

Hull e-State Planner is a comprehensive estate planning software designed to make the estate planning process simple, efficient and client friendly.

Try it here!

CATEGORIES

ARCHIVES

TWITTER WIDGET

  • Hundreds affected by IVF doctor’s alleged improper actions. Read today's article here: https://t.co/dDxepM30Ci… https://t.co/D0il5nbkuI
  • Today's article highlights some key take aways from the paper: “The Annotated Guardianship Application – The View F… https://t.co/WaEM4anqQv
  • Today's review of session 2 of the @Advocates_Soc's Examinations for Discovery: Building Block Series, highlights s… https://t.co/VzZiNUHQuI
  • Changes to Probate Coming January 1, 2022 Today's article outlines the upcoming changes to estate law in Ontario.… https://t.co/PPFNrLSI2H
  • Thanks to all our attendees. We really enjoyed how active the chat was during the presentation. We will make sure… https://t.co/LKdkzY971N
  • Starting in 5 minutes. Come join us for what promises to be an exciting webinar. https://t.co/StPq3ZQSkf